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Healing With Plants

RECIPE: Seven Trees Fruit Salad

Trees give us so much: clean air, clean groundwater, shade, rain, temperature regulation, wood for our buildings and fires, and fruit salads for our bellies. Fruit isn't the only tree part that is delectable and nutritious. Often tree seeds, also known as "nuts", and sometimes the bark and sap of trees are also edible and a healthful part of a whole food plant-based diet. Here I'm sharing a recipe that is made from 100% trees. Seven Trees Fruit Salad is a delicious way to enjoy nutrient-rich, fiber-full, hydrating tree…

RECIPE: Mango Smoothie

Mango smoothie is one of our favorite ways to start the day. I love making smoothies because they are easy to make, delicious, and nutritious and there are so many flavor combinations. This simple smoothie recipe has just three ingredients: frozen bananas, frozen mangoes, and almond milk. Any type of sweet ripe mango will work for a smoothie. Simply dice the yellow-orange flesh into cubes and freeze hours before blending if you would like an ice-cold creamy drink. Some people prefer their drinks at room temperature and make…

10 Health Benefits of Bananas Backed by Science

Bananas are a fruit prized for their health benefits. The creamy fruits are a staple food in our house because they are delicious, versatile, and one of the most affordable sources of nutrition at the market. Here are the top ten evidence-based health benefits of bananas that will have you reaching for more of the sweet and creamy fruits. 1. Bananas Are A Perfect Package of Energy Bananas are an amazing nutrient-rich source of healthy energy, pure hydration, plant fiber, and nutrients. They also come in a perfect package…

10 Reasons Why I Said No To Vaccines For My Children

I am a mother who said no to vaccines for my son and daughter. I am also a health writer and researcher. While many doctors, pharmacists, and vaccine industry employees are known to not vaccinate their own children, many are bound into silence by their profession. You won't find them sharing their research or story publicly, and so, despite being slightly off the main topic of this blog, I felt compelled as a health writer to share my story with you here. In this article I share a summary of the research and the top 10…

RECIPE: Rainbow Salad – 100% Whole Food Plant-Based

Rainbow Salad is an easy and delicious raw vegan recipe made from 100% whole plant foods from all colors of the rainbow. I created this recipe specifically for teaching the "Eat a Rainbow" lesson to my fourth-grade students, and I love how simple, memorable, and versatile it is. You can use any salad green for the greens and experiment with different variations of this basic recipe using your favorite vegetables. The basic goal of this dish is to combine all the colors of the rainbow in a one super-nutritious salad.  Each…

RECIPE: Garden Sushi Cups – Vegan Sushi

Garden Sushi Cups Recipe Add variety to your vegan sushi repertoire. This simple tasty vegan sushi recipe contains 100% whole plant foods that you can grow in your garden. Garden Sushi Cups are heart-healthy, low-fat, low-sodium, dairy-free, gluten-free, and full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Read more about how to make this easy and nutritious plant-based recipe the whole family will love. Kid-Approved Plant-based Recipe This recipe was probably my fourth grade students favorite recipe of the year. The students…

Former President Bill Clinton Healed Heart Disease With a Plant-Based Diet

When Heart Disease Struck Former President Clinton He Healed With a Plant-Based Diet Heart Disease, today's leading cause of preventable death, struck former U.S. President Bill Clinton during his residency at the White House. Clinton called himself a "fat band boy" at age 13 when he weighed 185 pounds. He put himself on his first diet in his teens which was a calorie-restrictive low-carb plan where he ate just once a day and lost twenty pounds in a month. Not surprisingly, the diet didn't stick, but his quest to figure out…

America’s Harvest Boxes Are The Wrong Direction for Public Health

America's Harvest Boxes Fail Public Health America's Harvest Boxes are part of a new proposal to revamp the foodstamps program in the U.S. The U.S. government's 2019 budget request was unveiled earlier this month revealing a proposed major overhaul in the food stamps program, aka the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps low-income families purchase food. More than 16 million households would be affected by the new proposal that seeks to replace half of the benefits families currently receive with a…

After Being Told to Go Home and Die, She Lived Another 40 Years

After Being Told to Go Home and Die, She Lived Another 40 Years An angioplasty and triple bypass surgery had failed to heal Evelyn Oswick's troubled heart. Oswick suffered two heart attacks in her fifties and when her heart disease returned after her multiple operations, her doctor told her there was nothing more he could do for her and that she should “go home and wait to die.” Oswick was in the hospital room after her heart surgery when Dr. Esselstyn stopped by to suggest she would be a good candidate for his experiment…

Dr. Rajiv Misquitta Healed His Heart With a Vegan Diet

Dr. Rajiv Misquitta Healed His Heart With a Vegan Diet When Dr. Rajiv Misquitta experienced his first heart attack he had just turned forty and said his life was going extremely well. His medical practice was thriving, he had two young sons, and he had just been elected to the board of a prestigious national group of physicians. But despite being a doctor charged with helping other people achieve wellness Dr. Misquitta says that, "Nutrition and lifestyle were not really on my radar."  He was driving to work one cold November…